Save the Date!Join us on Thursday June 22, 2023 for dinner, wine, and the Delta Advocate Award ceremony at Bare Ranch by Michael David Winery in Lodi, CA. We are so excited to celebrate in person this year. Not only is it a time of celebration of our work, but more importantly, it is time for us to honor so many people who have worked with us side-by-side during and post-Covid — to protect community and to strengthen Delta advocacy. This year we are honoring the following individuals for their hard work and dedication to the Delta: Delta Legacy Awards (In Memoriam of Delta Leaders who have passed): Bill Jennings, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance Dino CortopassiJay Sorensen Delta Advocate Awards: Tim Stroshane, Restore the [...]
Restore the Delta presents “Where the Future Flows: Next Generation Visioning for the Delta,” a virtual symposium on October 13th and 14th.
This symposium will be led by panelists who are roughly 30 and under. This event will cover various Environmental Justice related topics, such as climate change mitigation as opportunity, Harmful Algal Blooms, EJ communities, public access, cultural and historical resources, and water quality and how they fit in Delta planning. It is vital that we build a base on current issues at home and make sure that the next generation is involved in planning. The event itself will help give voices to the next generation of Delta leaders, including their own concerns for their future and their concerns for the Delta. The plan is to collect data and empower our region by encouraging discussion and inquiry on the above topics. The symposium will be a [...]
Join us on 10/21 for a virtual Dine and Learn event: Carbon Sequestration in the Delta!
Join Restore the Delta’s first virtual session in our Dine & Learn series on October 21, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Research is showing that, in order to avoid disruptive climate change, we need to capture carbon dioxide from large sources and from the atmosphere and store it thousands of feet underground. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists, Briana Schmidt and George Peridas have collectively spent decades studying the technologies involved and will be providing an overview of how they work, the science behind them, their risks and benefits, and how Delta residents and communities can evaluate proposed projects.Speakers include Tom Zuckerman (Delta farmer and water expert), Matt Holmes (Environmental Justice Director, Little Manila Rising), Briana Schmidt (Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Lab), and George [...]
Join us for An Evening with Mark Arax on September 26th in Stockton!
This event is open to the public. RSVP required. Donation at the door welcomed. To RSVP, please email [email protected] or call (209) 475-9550.
Halfway Home: Delta Communities Stronger Together is May 29.
Join us on Wednesday May 29that Wine & Roses in Lodi, Ca.We will be honoring the Delta Working Teamfor their hard work and dedication to the Delta.Tickets are $80 for individuals and $150 for couples.Sponsorships available. Purchase tickets now!
Fourth Annual H2O Hackathon Challenges Students to Use Technology to Protect Californians from Floods
March 15, 2019 019-037: UPDATED H2O Hackathon Advance Contacts: Zack Johnson, (209) 468-4937; Stephen Callahan, (209) 468-9247; Bret States, (209) 468-4961 More students than ever will compete for prize-money totaling $11,000 to develop apps promoting dam safety. San Joaquin County students are back to focus their computer-coding and problem-solving skills on California water issues at the Fourth Annual H2O Hackathon at the San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) on Saturday, March 16. This year’s challenge, “What’s the Dam Problem,” focuses on the system of dams providing California with both water storage and protection from flooding by holding back millions of acre-feet of water. Strong, well- maintained dams keep downstream communities safe; technology can make them even safer. Students will [...]
Join us on 2/22 for Blues for the Delta: A Benefit Concert!
Restore the Delta presents an evening of blues, jazz, Latin and soul music, performed by Papa Hip, to benefit its campaign to raise awareness of why the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary should be restored for future generations. Blues for the Delta Friday, February 22, 2019 7pm to 9:30pm The Side Door at the Fifth String 2900 Franklin Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95818 $20 per person | Ticket available here: https://www.thesidedoor.net/events/papa-hip Silent auction Papa Hip is a 6-piece Sacramento band known for its musical diversity and dedication to supporting important community causes. Playing everything from Latin jazz to reggae. Papa Hip is an ensemble of saxophone, keyboards, harmonica, bass, guitar, bongos, and drums to bring [...]
Join us for the Delta Smelt Strong Fundraiser!
Join us for a festive evening of local wine, an appetizer buffet, and Delta Smelt swag as we recognize 2017 Delta Advocate Award Honoree, Tim Stroshane. $60 per person | $110 per couple Individual tickets: https://www.paypal.me/restorethedelta/60 Couple tickets: https://www.paypal.me/restorethedelta/110 Sponsorship Opportunities Available Casual Dress Requested The Point Waterfront Restaurant 120 Marina Drive, Rio Vista, CA 94571 May 30, 2018 | 5:30 to 7:30 pm
STAND UP, CA: We need your help to stop the tunnels at the MWD Vote on TUESDAY!
After failing to secure adequate funding for the twin tunnels (CA WaterFix) from Westlands Water District, Santa Clara Valley Water District, and Kern County Water Agency last fall, the leading proponent of the CA WaterFix, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), is preparing their board for a vote on Tuesday to approve funding for the phased-in version of the massive conveyance project. Despite disconcerting findings from a federal audit, a state audit, and a recent PRA request on MWD completed by Restore the Delta, this wounded boondoogle is limping towards approval. That’s why we need YOU to join us at MWD headquarters—next to Union Station—this Tuesday, April 10 at 11AM for a rally and press conference to protest MWD’s [...]
April 2018: Delta Smelt Spawning March
Decades of overpumping the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary and greed-driven water mismanagement has lead California to a critical moment in its environmental history. Only two Delta smelt were identified in the state’s last fish survey–the lowest count in 50 years. Now more than ever, this small but mighty indicator species needs fresh water to flow through the Delta, but the federal and state government have other plans.